A cyclist has died after an accident on a Hampshire road.

Thought to be in his sixties, the bike rider was rushed to Southampton General Hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Now police have launched an appeal to identify the cyclist.

Officers rushed to the scene at around 6.45 pm after receiving a report of a collision between a car and a cyclist in Hilltop, Beaulieu.

Hampshire Constabulary have not yet released any further details about the crash or the car said to have been involved.

Inspector Andy Storey, said: "At this stage we’re still trying to identify the cyclist and we'd like to hear from anyone who thinks they might know who he is.  

"We believe he was aged in his 60s, and he had a tattoo on his left forearm. 

"He was riding an older-style bicycle with racing handle bars.

"The collision happened close to the Royal Oak public house and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting Operation Tortoiseshell.